Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 27, 2003
Screaming-Penguin: Should I Switch from Red Hat to Debian? (Oct 27, 2003, 22:00)
"Now in support of them Red Hat has stated that they will have a
new free version and will support each new free version for a
period of one year. While that is something, it isn't good enough
Always On: SCO v. IBM Part Deux: Much Sound and Fury, Little Enlightenment (Oct 27, 2003, 21:00)
"When I wrote my original blog on this case, SCO had just sued
IBM, but its legal strategy was puzzling: it started out with its
weakest claims and sued its strongest adversary..."
ZDNet Australia: Special Report: The Birth of Samba (Oct 27, 2003, 19:00)
"In this ZDNet Australia special report, the creator of the open
source file-sharing software Samba, Andrew Tridgell, explains how
he came to write the software that has earned him Bulletin
magazine's Smartest 100 award in the ICT sector for 2003..."
Ars Technica: Progeny Brings Red Hat and Debian Closer Together (Oct 27, 2003, 17:00)
"Murdock made two very important announcements: the porting of
Red Hat's Anaconda installer tool to Debian, and a modification of
Debian's APT package tool which will allow it to use both RedHat
and Debian packages..."
Groklaw: SCO Tells IBM: No, You Show Your Code First (Oct 27, 2003, 13:00)
"If I had to characterize it in a brief sentence or two, the
sentence would be that SCO tells the court, 'How are we supposed to
know what code IBM misappropriated? It's up to them to prove our
case for us...'"
Teknologi-Rådet: Potential for Major Public Savings in Open Source Software (Oct 27, 2003, 09:00)
"The report shows that there are potential for major savings for
the public administration in the use of open source software. The
report has now been translated for download..."
I, Cringely: How Microsoft's Misunderstanding of Open Source Hurts Us All (Oct 27, 2003, 08:00)
"And thanks to those remarks and the blinding realization they
caused for me, I finally understand exactly why Microsoft doesn't
understand Open Source..."
NewsForge: Mandrake 9.2 May Kill LG CD-ROM Drives (Oct 27, 2003, 03:00)
"As reported yesterday on Slashdot, MandrakeSoft has found a
serious problem when using Mandrake Linux 9.2 with some models of
CD-Rom drives made by LG Electronics..."
ARNnet: Red Hat Pins Hope on Ingram Micro to Broaden Linux Adoption (Oct 27, 2003, 03:00)
"Red Hat is expecting to get greater penetration into the
Australian Enterprise market thanks to a distribution agreement
struck with market heavyweight Ingram Micro..."